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SANTA CLARA – Stevie Johnson, a 1,000-yard receiver in three of his past four seasons with the Buffalo Bills, will not put up great statistics this season with the 49ers.
Johnson ranks behind Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree and Brandon Lloyd in playing time. But he still has managed to make a significant contribution with 25 receptions for 315 yards and three touchdowns.
But Johnson is understanding when it comes to how the 49ers divvy up playing time among the wide receivers. He said the most important objective for him is to make it to the playoffs for the first time in his seven-year career.
“No frustration at all,” he said. “(The) only sense of frustration is being a competitor, you know, wanting to do more. But it ain’t like there’s a bunch of pansies in front of me.
“It’s cool to a certain extent. When we get in those situations, in the heat of the moment, of course, I’m a warrior. I’m ready to go out there. We got great guys out there on the field. You can’t be frustrated. It’s not going to look right.”